Patriarchy: The War Against the Oldest Profession

Sex work has long since gone digital but hatred for adult content creators has once again been realized. Onlyfans has chosen the side of misogyny in their decision to ban explicit content from their platform and the internet is in an uproar! Incels from SoundCloud rappers to Twitch content creators alike have been ridiculing Onlyfans sex workers that have been pink-slipped and the audacity is seething. I recently saw a meme that said that sex workers would have to go out and get a “real job” in the fast-food industry since their accounts were shut down, so I’m peeved with the chauvinism and classism intersectionality. We need to have a conversation about the oldest profession in history, a culture that promotes pedophilia, and the patriarchy that oppresses us all.

Church leaders in medieval times attempted to rehabilitate prostitutes and pay for their dowries while the institution itself was still protected by law. The phrase “sex sells” isn’t just a marketing strategy but also a historically accurate statement. In Toulouse, the profits from the brothels were distributed between the city and the university. The Bishops of Winchester licensed bordellos in England until Parliament took over; but now that sex work is uploaded to modern computers, religious groups have been targeting platforms like Onlyfans under the guise of stopping kiddie porn. I recall back in April when the culture vulture herself Danielle Bregoli uploaded her Onlyfans account just hours after she turned 18 and made $1 million. The content creators of Tiktok pointed out the pedophilia encouraged in our society because of the thirsty comments and how fast the barely legal teen became a millionaire. In a “what’s classy if you’re rich but trashy if you’re poor situation,” Hollywood didn’t seem to have a problem with Tyga and Kylie dating or Elvis Presley marrying a 14 year old but the porn industry is once again under scrutiny. Investors will show disdain for companies that promote sex work and even create an environment where platforms are discouraged from supporting content to the point where a ban is necessary to stay afloat. But since when have capitalists grown a conscience? This ploy was brought on just to appease payment processors like Visa and MasterCard because of their decision last year to ban purchases on Pornhub thanks to evangelical groups. Exodus Cry is a Christian nonprofit organization that claims that it’s against sex trafficking and exploitation but they have yet to target the powerful “Johns” that create the demand such as Matt Gaetz and members of the